An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders
and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high-risk environment where such medication is available. When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

A range of subjects are covered including:-
• Describe anaphylaxis
• Identify triggers for anaphylaxis
• Describe life-threatening problems
• Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors
• Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach
• Demonstrate a recovery position
• Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child
• Recognise the need to use an auto-injector
• Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
• Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
• Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working
• Handover the casualty to a medical professional

Duration: Minimum 6 Hours

Assessment and Marking: Practical, Oral, and Written

Numbers: Maximum 12

Certificate Valid for: 3 Years

Age: Minimum 16